LSCP training update – October 2023

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Oct 30 2023

The following training is now available/ being promoted (full details on this page):

  • Information Sharing Workshop
  • Learning From Case Reviews
  • ‘The Amber Project’ Enhancing the Response to Abuse Linked to Witchcraft and Spirit Possession Accusations
  • Working With Interpreters
  • Attachment Theory and Highly Resistant Families (North West London NHS)

Spaces are also still available for:

  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children (level 1)
  • Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection Workshop (level 3) (full day)
  • Safer Recruitment Workshop – online not available, in-person is still available
  • Meet the LADO workshop (online)
  • Safeguarding Children: Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control (in person workshop)

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Information Sharing workshop

When:           Thursday 23rd November 2023 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Delivery:        Online via MS Teams

Audience:      Managers and practitioners who work with children, parents or families and those who hold, share or seek information about those people.

Trainer:         LSCP trainer

To Book:

This workshop aims to clarify the requirements of information sharing, as outlined in the London Safeguarding Child Safeguarding Procedures.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the requirements of information sharing.
  • Have an opportunity to discuss a case scenario with colleagues.
  • Be updated on information sharing guidance.

Learning From Case Reviews

When:           Wednesday 13th December 9.30am to 12.30pm

Thursday February 22nd 9.30am to 12.30pm

Delivery:        in person at Kensington Town Hall

Audience:      All practitioners working with children or families in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.

Trainers:        LSCP trainer and other multi-agency practitioners.

To book:

LSCP Workshop which will give practitioners an opportunity to discuss, reflect on and learn from the latest Safeguarding Children Reviews.

These 3 hour sessions will focus on a variety of topics from recent local and national serious case reviews, child safeguarding practice reviews, rapid reviews and learning reviews.

Some of the recommendations and key learning will be explored and delegates will be encouraged to discuss the learning that applies to their setting and some changes that they may be able to implement.

These sessions are suitable for all frontline practitioners and managers.

Please register with to secure a place any of the above

The Amber Project’ Enhancing the Response to Abuse Linked to Witchcraft and Spirit Possession Accusations

When:            Thursday 30th November 2023 3.30pm - 5pm

Delivery:        Online via MS Teams

Audience:      Anyone working with children and families. Designated Safeguarding Leads working in Education settings are particularly welcome as there will be an emphasis within this webinar on supporting Schools

Trainers:        Professor Lisa Oakley: University of Chester

Inspector Allen Davis and DS Kate Bridger: Honour, Belief and Sex (crime and vulnerability) Partnership Team – Met Police

Rohma Ullah – Head of National FGM Centre, Barnardos

Detective Inspector Wendy Bird – HBA Lead, West Mids Police

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What is The Amber Project?

The Amber Project is a multi-agency partnership that seeks to enhance the response to child abuse linked to faith and belief (specifically ‘Abuse Linked to Witchcraft and Spirit Possession Accusations).

Delivery partners include specialists in ALWSPA from the Metropolitan Police Service, University of Chester and Barnardos National FGM Centre.

This free training webinar has been developed to clearly explain:

  1. What is Abuse Linked to Witchcraft and Spirit Possession Accusations – including what are the factors and indicators?
  2. How do we make better referrals relating to ALWSPA?

There is an explicit focus on those within the education sector within this webinar but those working within policing, social care and health are also welcome to attend. It is also of benefit to those who are from faith communities and communities working with families and children. These webinars are routinely attended by over 1000 participants. Previous events have been oversubscribed so please sign up early. The overarching aim is to increase awareness and reporting of this complex form of abuse and improve the multi-agency response when cases are identified.

Working With Interpreters

When:       Tuesday 21st November 2023 1.30pm – 4.30pm

                  Thursday 11th January 2024 1.30pm – 4.30pm

                  Wednesday 27th March 2024 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Delivery:   in person at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX

Trainer:     Beverley Costa from the Pásalo project.

Audience: Practitioners working with families, especially those who require interpreters.

To book:

Interpreter-mediated health and social care work

Without training practitioners often feel unprepared and unsupported to incorporate an interpreter into their work. Clients who need an interpreter may be expected to rely on family and friends until a practitioner can be found who is prepared to work with them. This training considers how to work collaboratively with interpreters; the nature and impact of the material on all three people in the interpreter-mediated triad; power dynamics in triadic relationships; contrasting models of practice and professional values; safety and safeguarding issues when working with an interpreter; ethical decision making and the unconscious pulls and pushes when working in a triadic relationship; working remotely/on the telephone.

Case material, films and research findings are used to help to develop together a list of tips for working effectively with interpreters in health and social care settings.

At the end of the session, it is hoped that practitioners feel more confident to engage in interpreter-mediated health and social care work.

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Workshop from North West London NHS - Attachment Theory and Highly Resistant Families

When:                    Tuesday 5th December 2023 9am – 4pm

Delivery:                 Online via Zoom or MS Teams

Audience:               Practitioners working directly with children and families

Trainer:                   Professor David Shemmings

To Book please email:

Details to include:    Full Name, Role, Workplace Address/Trust, Email, and Telephone Number.

This full day training course will be delivered by Professor Shemmings who is the author of over 70 articles, books and chapters on relationally-based theory, research and practice. Professor Shemmings is co-Director, with Prof Jane Reeves, of the online International Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent which has established an international distance-learning MA in Advanced Child Protection. The Centre has also developed award-winning ‘serious, interactive games’ to  enhance practitioners’ skills as well as raise awareness with young people.

By the end of the course participants will have knowledge of the following:

  • What is – and isn’t – attachment behaviour?
  • Short films to illustrate key ideas
  • Discussion: how do such ideas relate to a professional’s own attachment experiences and why this is important? 
  • A review of current research applied directly to professional practice
  • Connections between attachment and other key ideas
  • How can we think critically about the term ‘resistant family?’
  • How to nurture the fragile shoots of psychosocial ‘resilience and recovery’ by thinking about and discussing ‘mentalisation’
  • Directly apply contemporary ideas on how teams and individuals can support each other when undertaking such complex work.

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